Postcode district boundaries:
|Telford postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Telford|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The TF postcode area, also known as the Telford postcode area,is a group of thirteen consecutive postcode districts in England for six post towns: Telford, Broseley, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport and Shifnal. These cover north-east Shropshire, plus a very small part of Staffordshire.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system. Including the correct post town in the address increases the chance of a letter or parcel being delivered on time. Post towns in general originated as the location of delivery offices. As of 2004, their main function is to distinguish between localities or street names in addresses not including a postcode.
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13 miles (21 km) east of Shrewsbury, and 30 miles (48 km) north west of Birmingham. With an estimated population of 175,271 in 2017 and around 155,000 in Telford itself, Telford is the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|TF1||TELFORD||Wellington, Leegomery, Hadley, Ketley, Arleston, Hortonwood||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF2||TELFORD||Oakengates, Priorslee, St. Georges, Donnington, Wrockwardine Wood, Muxton||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF3||TELFORD||Telford Town Centre and Park, Hollinswood, Randlay, Stirchley, Brookside, Stafford Park||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF4||TELFORD||Dawley, Malinslee, Lawley, Horsehay||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF5||TELFORD||Admaston, Bratton, Shawbirch||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF6||TELFORD||The Wrekin, Wrockwardine, Longden-upon-Tern, High Ercall||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF7||TELFORD||Madeley, Woodside, Sutton Hill, Halesfield||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF8||TELFORD||Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Coalport, Jackfield||Telford & Wrekin|
|TF9||MARKET DRAYTON||Market Drayton, Loggerheads, Hodnet, Ternhill||Shropshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme|
|TF10||NEWPORT||Newport, Lilleshall, Edgmond, Moreton||Telford & Wrekin, Stafford|
|TF11||SHIFNAL||Shifnal, Tong, Weston-under-Lizard||Shropshire, South Staffordshire|
|TF13||MUCH WENLOCK||Much Wenlock||Shropshire|
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